The Governor's Council of Physical Fitness issued a challenge for school children to exercise 30 to 60 minutes a day, three days a week for a month.
Ruskin Elementary Students did, and now they have a $1,000 check to show for it.
Part of the students' commitment to exercise means exercising when they're away from school as well.
Enrico Amutan, Governor's Challenge Coordinator, and Randy
Lee, RuskinFIT Coordinator, said that Ruskin students are committed to
exercising and their teachers are ready to keep things interesting. The
plan is to get more fitness equipment, get more parents to volunteer,
and even bring in high-profile speakers to talk about fitness.
On February 27, 2008, Ruskin won the Front Runner's Prize of
$1,000.00. Since then, Ruskin has won the Front Runner's Prize again,
Today, RuskinFIT provides playground equipment for all students to use, partners with Nike Store (Great Mall) "athletes" to encourage student engagement in various recreational games, and shares opportunities for the Ruskin community to stay active and healthy.